Root Canal Treatment

What is a root canal?

A root canal is one of the most common dental procedures performed, well over 14 million every year. This simple treatment can save your natural teeth and prevent the need of dental implants or bridges.

At the center of your tooth is pulp. Pulp is a collection of blood vessels that helps to build the surrounding tooth. Infection of the pulp can be caused by trauma to the tooth, deep decay, cracks and chips, or repeated dental procedures. Symptoms of the infection can be identified as visible injury or swelling of the tooth, sensitivity to temperature or pain in the tooth and gums.

If you experience any of these symptoms, your dentist will most likely recommend non-surgical treatment to eliminate the diseased pulp. This injured pulp is removed and the root canal system is thoroughly cleaned and sealed. Root canal therapy usually involves local anesthesia and may be completed in one or more visits depending on the treatment required. Success for this type of treatment occurs in about 90% of cases. If your tooth is not amenable to endodontic treatment or the chance of success is unfavorable, you will be informed at the time of consultation or when a complication becomes evident during or after treatment. Dr. Cunningham uses local anesthesia to eliminate discomfort. In addition, we will provide nitrous oxide analgesia, if indicated. You will be able to drive home after your treatment, and you probably will be comfortable returning to your normal routine.

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An example of a healthy tooth
Healthy Tooth
A tooth anatomy diagram highlighting pulp dentin and canal
Tooth Anatomy
A visual of tooth inflammation showing tooth decay and an inflamed pulp
Inflammation
A representation of a tooth with its canals cleaned
Cleaned Canals
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Filling Placed
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Healed Tooth

Endodontic Presentation

To provide you with a better understanding of endodontic therapy, we have provided the following multimedia presentation. Many common questions pertaining to root canals are discussed.

Endodontic Presentation

What happens after treatment?

When your root canal therapy has been completed, a record of your treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. You should contact their office for a follow-up restoration within a few weeks of completion at our office. Your restorative dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. It is rare for endodontic patients to experience complications after routine endodontic treatment or microsurgery. If a problem does occur, however, we are available at all times to respond. To prevent further decay, continue to practice good dental hygiene.

How much will a root canal cost?

The cost associated with root canals can vary depending on factors such as the severity of damage to the affected tooth and which tooth is affected. In general, endodontic treatment is much less expensive than tooth removal and replacement with an artificial tooth.

Read our Reviews below to find our why patients consistently choose Dr. Cunningham for all of their Endodontic needs!

Kevin P. Cunningham, DDS, LLC

5 out of 5 stars based on 472 Root Canal reviews.

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This is an excellent dental office. The experience exceeded my expectations. My root canal was quick and painless. I will definitely recommend Dr. Cunningham's office to others needing an endodontist.

- Thomas J

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Very pleased with everything from start to finish! Would recommend this office and Doctor to anyone!

- Aubrey M

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Dr. Cunningham is a wonderful Endodontist, very easy to talk to, ask questions, made me feel at ease, told me what he was doing through the entire procedure. He was awesome, and I’m so glad I had him doing my first root canal. He was very kind and thankful to his assistant during the root canal, which really impressed me. I would highly recommend him to family and friends.

- JoAnn M

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No one WANTS to have a root canal, but if you need one, this is the place to go. Not only was I completely comfortable the whole time, I was very impressed with how kind Dr. Cunningham was, not only to me, but with his whole staff. Everything he said was so positive and kind. Also, Bernie was very helpful, too. I’d definitely recommend this office!

- Megan A

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I’d say this was the best dental experience I’ve had to date. Great job by all!

- Daniel D

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Dr. Cunningham and his entire staff were fantastic! He got me in when I was really hurting and had me out of the chair on my way in just about an hour. I would highly recommend him and his staff to perform any root canal procedure. Aside from how awesome they all were, the myth of the root canal was not true in this office!

- Marc C

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If there is such a thing as a pleasant “root canal” experience, this was it!

- Charlie H

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Professional and courteous staff. All were patient and kind. Doctor and staff answered all of my questions thoroughly and honestly to help me understand and make decisions on the treatment plan. Nervous about the procedure but comfortable and at ease throughout. One week post and all is still well. Thank you!

- Julie D

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Everything about this visit, like my previous visit, was professional and first rate. The staff and Dr. Cunningham make what could be a difficult situation, having a root canal, into a relaxed, normal Dr's visit. Besides the courtesy and professionalism shown to me as a patient, I had fun talking, learning and joking around with the team. Oh by the way, the work done was amazing, didn't hurt at all and i felt better immediately after the procedure. This was my second visit to Dr. Cunningham so i know where I'm going if i need something like this again. I don't know how the Dr. and his staff could be any better. Well done!!

- Rick W

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Both root canal procedures were completely painless

- Alayna B

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Very nervous going in but the dentist eased my concerns and the visit went very well

- mike l

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I very much appreciated everyone's kindness and concern.

- Bryan S

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Dr Cunningham is one of the best Endodontics dentist In town! He explains everything and makes sure you understand. He is so gentle and caring making sure “you” the patient is as comfortable as possible. Dr Cunningham and his staff (Jamie, Bernie and others) are professional and comforting. I definitely will recommend this terrific team. Thank you

- Karen J

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Appreciate the availability of quickly making appointment to rectify my issue. Very professional!

- Doug R

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Professional, courteous, kind, explained everything in detail. I called in the morning and made an appointment for the same day. Due to my situation Dr Cunningham gave me an appointment that afternoon for the repair. Everyone I encountered in his office was fabulous. I am 2 days after my repair and my tooth feels great! I highly recommend Dr Cunningham and his staff!

- Candace K

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Making an appointment was very easy. Showed up they took my temperature, all the staff had masks on. I was in and out in less than an hour. Very friendly staff and seemed very concerned for patient comfort.

- Patrick M

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I've had no issues since my first root canal, and my experience has been positive each time with the results I was hoping for.

- Corey I

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I had one of the best experiences I've ever had getting a root canal done. Couldnt ask for a better doctor to do the procedure. I will always go back to Dr. Cunningham.

- Jamie V

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Completely overwhelmed with gratitude for Dr. Cunningham and his staff. I was able to schedule the appointment, be evaluated, and be treated all in the same day. Everyone eased my anxiety and created a calm, happy atmosphere. I will recommend to any and all of my friends.

- Mary D

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Everyone was a delight to work with and they easy any concerns or questions I may of had. I would go back if I ever need this procedure again.

- Paul S

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